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SMi Group, the organizer of Global MilSatCom, Europe’s leading military satellite communications conference & exhibition is proud to welcome you to our new event, MilSatCom Middle East & Africa. This new regional conference and exhibition will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on February 25th to 27th, 2013.

The Middle East & Africa face extensive security challenges and SatCom technology provides enhanced capability for tackling the prevalent issues in the region such as disaster preparedness and management, border surveillance, aerial reconnaissance, deployed operations and multiple maritime, land and air operational requirements. The upgrading, maintenance and coordination of communications systems has therefore become a key objective for contingent states.

Our Global MilSatCom event has developed into a truly global forum, attracting attendees from over 30 countries and every continent. The success of the London conference & exhibition has led to the launch of regionally focused events in Singapore starting two years ago and now Dubai. We are extremely excited by the opportunity to launch this event in the Middle East and pleased to offer you the opportunity to develop your networks in the region.

  • Network with MilSatCom experts and budget holders in one of the world’s most forward-moving markets
  • Learn about the security and communications challenges faced by Middle Eastern and African nations and how your products fit the brief
  • Demonstrate your capability and develop your business as a solution provider for the region
  • Continue your relationship with SMi’s MilSatCom brand and be part of this new landmark event
  • Receive strategic and technical presentations designed to analyse and educate about the MEA region
  • Meet and develop professional networks with regional SatCom stakeholders
  • Engage with the experts during panel discussions and question and answer sessions

     

SMi Group, in association with Astrium and Thuraya, will now be hosting a post conference reception at the At.mosphere Lounge at the top of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.

All attendees are welcome to this unforgettable experience which will take place at the end of the first day. All attendees will be transported from the conference venue at the end of Day 1 for a two hour reception above the clouds. At.mosphere is one of the world's finest luxury dining and lounge experiences. Holder of the Guinness World Record for the Highest Restaurant, this spectacular venue will offer unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf.

Click the link for more: http://www.atmosphereburjkhalifa.com/

Don't miss this must attend event. Registration closes shortly. A new reception has now also been added at the end of Day 2 as well!
 

Industry Profile

Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Analysts and Officers for:

  • Satellite Communications
  • Networks and architecture
  • Satellite systems and applications
  • Engineering
  • Space development
  • Projects and Programmes
  • Customer support
  • Sales, marketing and business development

 


Military and Government Profile

Directors, Assistant Directors, Staff Officers, Engineers, Project and Programme Managers for:

  • Satellite Communications
  • C4ISTAR
  • J6, A6, G6 and N6
  • Procurement and acquisitions
  • Research Scientists
  • Systems Integration

 

Abu Dhabi'S Air Forice; Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Fluglarmkommissionen; Barclays Global Investors; Camara De Comercio E Industria Hondureno-Alemana; Cornell University; Evans Analytical Group; FORA; Greece'S Air Force; India'S Army; India'S Ministry Of Defense; Shannon Free Airport Development Co Ltd; U S D A / C S R E E S; University Of Delaware;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Robert Demers

Robert Demers, Vice President Government Services, Thuraya

9:10 Is Satellite Still Mission-Critical?

Samer Halawi

Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer, Thuraya

Robert Demers

Robert Demers, Vice President Government Services, Thuraya

9:40 Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) MilSatCom: Exploring New Capabilities

Group Captain Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin

Group Captain Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin, Director, Directorate of Space Technology, HQ Nigerian Air Force

  • Strategic Vision, goals and objectives
  • Nigerian Communications Satellite projects
  • Currents AFN efforts in Milsatcom
  • Possible Opportunities
  • Challenges
  • 10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:40 Nano-Satellites: Challenges and Opportunities

    Mohamed Mahmoud

    Mohamed Mahmoud, Integrated Systems Engineering Department, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences

    11:10 The Uncertain Future Needs of MILSATCOM

    Ake Jonsson

    Ake Jonsson, Director Sales SATCOM, Rockwell Collins

    11:40 EgyptSat-2 Project and Educational Satellite Lab

    Mohamed Ibrahim

    Mohamed Ibrahim, Director of Satellite Systems Development & Test Laboratory, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)

    12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 CASE STUDY: How the UK MoD Provides SatCom

    Commander Andy Rayner

    Commander Andy Rayner, Royal Navy, SO1 Core Networks, Cap CC&II, UK MOD, Ministry of Defence, UK

    13:40 The Critical Role of Tactical Satcom in Deployed Operations

    Andy Start

    Andy Start, President, Global Goverment, Inmarsat

    Gordon McMillan

    Gordon McMillan, Director Government Services, Inmarsat Global Xpress Programme

    14:10 Satellite Interference and Disaster Management in the MEA Region

    Mazen Nassar

    Mazen Nassar, Installation Training Lead for the Middle East, Global VSAT Forum

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Astrium: The Role of a One-stop-shop for Government SatCom

    Andy Hide

    Andy Hide, Head of Strategy Middle East, Astrium

    15:40 Don’t Overlook Narrowband: The Future of International Government and Industry Partnerships

    David Cavossa

    David Cavossa, President of Government Solutions, Harris CapRock

    16:10 Benefits of Outsourcing Operations & Maintenance In MilSatCom Programs

    Nicolas Stephan

    Nicolas Stephan, General Manager Middle East, LSE Space Dubai

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:15 Coach Departs for At.Mosphere Burj Khalifa sponsored by Astrium, Thuraya & SMi

    20:15 Coach returns to Amwaj Rotana

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Robert Demers

    Robert Demers, Vice President Government Services, Thuraya

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Qatar Armed Forces

    Brigadier Abdulaziz Falah Aldosari

    Brigadier Abdulaziz Falah Aldosari, Qatar Emiri Signal Corps., Qatar Armed Forces

    9:40 Safety and Security of MSS for the Military User

    David Moss

    David Moss, Director Government Solutions, Thuraya

    10:10 Communications Capability and Future Plans of the Pakistan Police Force

    Additional Inspector General Ghulam Shabir Sheikh

    Additional Inspector General Ghulam Shabir Sheikh, Counter Terror Wing, Pakistan Police Force

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:00 RFI Challenges and Mitigation

    Diogo Rodrigues

    Diogo Rodrigues, EMEA Partner Manager, AGI

    11:30 SatCom Evolution in the Middle East Territory: A Dynamic Market

    Martin Curtis

    Martin Curtis, Middle East International Business Development Manager, Astrium Services Government Communications

    11:50 Lowering the Cost of Access to Space

    Christophe Bauer

    Christophe Bauer, VP Commercial Sales, Spacex

    12:20 Future World Security Will Need More Satcoms

    Jean Francois Bureau

    Jean Francois Bureau, Director of Institutional and International Affairs, Eutelsat

  • Bringing high operational security, flexibility and innovative  anti-jamming features to the MENA region and beyond
  • What are the future tools for counter-terror control ?
  • New opportunitites for the military sector thanks to Eutelsat's extensive and long-standing market experience 
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 The Wireless Com Landscape in the UAE

    Dr. Mohammed Ismail Elnaggar

    Dr. Mohammed Ismail Elnaggar, Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept and Director, Khalifa Semiconductor Research Center, Khalifa University

  • Communications systems cooperation - industry/government/academia
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship in the UAE- who and where?
  • Harnessing a knowledge-based economy
  • 14:30 MilSatCom Perspectives from a U.S. Satellite System Integrator

    Linda Reiners

    Linda Reiners, President, Commercial Ventures, Lockheed Martin Space Systems

    15:00 Examination of Satellite Markets in the Context of the Shifting Demand in the MEA Region

    Christopher Baugh

    Christopher Baugh, President, Northern Sky Research

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Hosted Payloads: Utilizing Available Power, Mass and Space on Commercial Satellites in the MEA Region

    Timothy Deaver

    Timothy Deaver, Vice President Market Development Government Solutions, SES Government Solutions

    16:30 Hosted Payloads Panel Discussion

    Hosted Payloads continue to remain a hallmark of modern SatCom plans and policy and is a topic of discussion that is gaining traction in the MEA region- daily. So, what are the requirements for Hosted Payloads and the policies that govern them in the MEA region? This panel discussion will engage with operators, technical experts and manufacturers in an attempt to answer this question and to further explore MEA requirements and capability.

    Linda Reiners

    Linda Reiners, President, Commercial Ventures, Lockheed Martin Space Systems

    Timothy Deaver

    Timothy Deaver, Vice President Market Development Government Solutions, SES Government Solutions

    Robert Demers

    Robert Demers, Vice President Government Services, Thuraya

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    17:20 POST CONFERENCE RECEPTION SPONSORED BY SMi GROUP

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Additional Inspector General Ghulam Shabir Sheikh

    Additional Inspector General Ghulam Shabir Sheikh

    Counter Terror Wing, Pakistan Police Force
    Brigadier Abdulaziz Falah Aldosari

    Brigadier Abdulaziz Falah Aldosari

    Qatar Emiri Signal Corps., Qatar Armed Forces
    Commander Andy Rayner

    Commander Andy Rayner

    Royal Navy, SO1 Core Networks, Cap CC&II, UK MOD, Ministry of Defence, UK
    Dr. Mohammed Ismail Elnaggar

    Dr. Mohammed Ismail Elnaggar

    Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept and Director, Khalifa Semiconductor Research Center, Khalifa University
    Group Captain Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin

    Group Captain Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin

    Director, Directorate of Space Technology, HQ Nigerian Air Force
    Mohamed Ibrahim

    Mohamed Ibrahim

    Director of Satellite Systems Development & Test Laboratory, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)

    Additional Inspector General Ghulam Shabir Sheikh

    Counter Terror Wing, Pakistan Police Force
    Additional Inspector General Ghulam Shabir Sheikh

    Ake Jonsson

    Director Sales SATCOM, Rockwell Collins
    Ake Jonsson

    Andy Hide

    Head of Strategy Middle East, Astrium
    Andy Hide

    Andy Start

    President, Global Goverment, Inmarsat
    Andy Start

    Brigadier Abdulaziz Falah Aldosari

    Qatar Emiri Signal Corps., Qatar Armed Forces
    Brigadier Abdulaziz Falah Aldosari

    Christophe Bauer

    VP Commercial Sales, Spacex
    Christophe Bauer

    Christopher Baugh

    President, Northern Sky Research
    Christopher Baugh

    Commander Andy Rayner

    Royal Navy, SO1 Core Networks, Cap CC&II, UK MOD, Ministry of Defence, UK
    Commander Andy Rayner

    David Cavossa

    President of Government Solutions, Harris CapRock
    David Cavossa

    David Moss

    Director Government Solutions, Thuraya
    David Moss

    Diogo Rodrigues

    EMEA Partner Manager, AGI
    Diogo Rodrigues

    Dr. Mohammed Ismail Elnaggar

    Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept and Director, Khalifa Semiconductor Research Center, Khalifa University
    Dr. Mohammed Ismail Elnaggar

    Gordon McMillan

    Director Government Services, Inmarsat Global Xpress Programme
    Gordon McMillan

    Group Captain Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin

    Director, Directorate of Space Technology, HQ Nigerian Air Force
    Group Captain Lanre Ibrahim Oluwatoyin

    Jean Francois Bureau

    Director of Institutional and International Affairs, Eutelsat
    Jean Francois Bureau

    Linda Reiners

    President, Commercial Ventures, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
    Linda Reiners

    Martin Curtis

    Middle East International Business Development Manager, Astrium Services Government Communications
    Martin Curtis

    Mazen Nassar

    Installation Training Lead for the Middle East, Global VSAT Forum
    Mazen Nassar

    Mohamed Ibrahim

    Director of Satellite Systems Development & Test Laboratory, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)
    Mohamed Ibrahim

    Mohamed Mahmoud

    Integrated Systems Engineering Department, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences
    Mohamed Mahmoud

    Nicolas Stephan

    General Manager Middle East, LSE Space Dubai
    Nicolas Stephan

    Robert Demers

    Vice President Government Services, Thuraya
    Robert Demers

    Samer Halawi

    Chief Executive Officer, Thuraya
    Samer Halawi

    Timothy Deaver

    Vice President Market Development Government Solutions, SES Government Solutions
    Timothy Deaver

    Workshops

    Site Visit to Sharjah Primary Gateway and Thuraya HQ
    Workshop

    Site Visit to Sharjah Primary Gateway and Thuraya HQ

    Venue To Be Confirmed
    27th February 2013
    London, United Kingdom

    Amwaj Rotana - Jumeirah Beach Residence

    Jumeirah Beach Road
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates

    Amwaj Rotana - Jumeirah Beach Residence

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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